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Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)

SD78 expecting fewer students in schools over next three years

The school district shared its projected enrolment numbers at the board meeting on Feb. 16

Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
Zack Martyn kicked off his No Fun Run on Friday morning (Feb. 19). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison firefighter’s No Fun Run raises nearly $5K for lung association

Zack Martyn ran the loop around Harrison Hot Springs 12 times in 48 hours

Zack Martyn kicked off his No Fun Run on Friday morning (Feb. 19). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Families and loved ones gathered along the side of the road in Agassiz on Saturday to watch the grad parade go by. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Grad rates reach highest point ever in SD78, as nearly all Agassiz Secondary students leave with diploma

Hope Secondary has increased is graduation rates from 55 per cent up to 80 per cent in 2019-2020

Families and loved ones gathered along the side of the road in Agassiz on Saturday to watch the grad parade go by. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Eastern Fraser Valley staying around 300 new COVID-19 cases each week

Fraser North is seeing exponential growth as Fraser Health case numbers inch up

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Kent Harrison Search and Rescue searched 30km of logging roads Saturday night (Feb. 20), looking for a missing ATV driver. (KHSAR/Facebook)

Man found dead near Harrison Lake after 9 hour weekend search

The 21-year-old had gone missing while ATVing on the Harrison East Forest Service Road Saturday

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue searched 30km of logging roads Saturday night (Feb. 20), looking for a missing ATV driver. (KHSAR/Facebook)
Commercial farmers spray their potato fields with fungicide to help protect the plants against late blight. (Joe Allen/Flickr)

Agassiz researcher asking home gardeners help battle potato blight

New strains of the potato disease are becoming resistant to some fungicides

Commercial farmers spray their potato fields with fungicide to help protect the plants against late blight. (Joe Allen/Flickr)
(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Agassiz, Harrison continue to see few new cases of COVID-19

The area saw three new cases between Feb. 7 and 13

(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)

Harrison songwriter releases new single for small-town life

Corey Primus’ ‘Things That Matter Most’ aims to take listeners home to their own small town

Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)
Cows. (contributed photo)

1.6M gallons of manure released onto Agassiz farm after tank failure

The Ministry of Environment will be monitoring the impact on the McCallum Ditch

Cows. (contributed photo)
Zack Martyn will be running the loop around Harrison Hot Springs 12 times in 48 hours to raise money for the BC Lung Association between Friday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 21. Martyn will be running every four hours for 24 hours, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday with his last run at kicking off at 5 a.m. on Sunday. (YouTube)

Harrison firefighter launches ‘No Fun Run’ for BC Lung Association

Zack Martyn will be running four miles every four hours for two days

Zack Martyn will be running the loop around Harrison Hot Springs 12 times in 48 hours to raise money for the BC Lung Association between Friday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 21. Martyn will be running every four hours for 24 hours, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday with his last run at kicking off at 5 a.m. on Sunday. (YouTube)
A sign restricting access to the Agassiz Seniors Community because of COVID-19. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase in eastern Fraser Valley

Fraser East now has the third-highest daily rate in the province

A sign restricting access to the Agassiz Seniors Community because of COVID-19. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work – a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work – a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mountain Institution in Agassiz locked down for contraband search

Video visits have been suspended until the search is complete

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Mental health issues, drug use and bullying are all major issues facing Agassiz’s youth, according to a new report commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Unsplash)

Agassiz youth face wide-spread bullying, mental health issues, drug use: report

The report was commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services to improve service delivery

Mental health issues, drug use and bullying are all major issues facing Agassiz’s youth, according to a new report commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Unsplash)
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Paramedics called to Hemlock Valley after 3 people ingested THC

They were taken to hospital in stable condition after accidentally taking the psychoactive compound

(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Agassiz and Harrison saw seven new cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 24 and 30, 2021. (MCG)
The band has confirmed five cases of COVID. Photo MCG

Only 2 new COVID-19 cases in Agassiz, Harrison in past week

The area saw two new cases between Jan. 31 and 6, down from the week before

Agassiz and Harrison saw seven new cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 24 and 30, 2021. (MCG)
The band has confirmed five cases of COVID. Photo MCG
Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival Society lights up the virtual concert with Irish music

The society will be hosting four online events this month

Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)
Highway 1 as Herrling Island heading towards Hope around 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8. (DriveBC Highway Camera)

Drivers urged to use caution on Hwy 1 between Chilliwack and Hope

DriveBC said there have been reports of multiple vehicle incidents on the highway

Highway 1 as Herrling Island heading towards Hope around 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8. (DriveBC Highway Camera)
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COVID-19 numbers in Fraser East continue slow trend down

The area has seen a decrease in case numbers for the last three weeks

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